Social Issues

FILE - In this Aug 27, 2018 file photo protesters light fireworks during a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
August 28, 2018 - 7:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official offered to send federal assistance to the eastern state of Saxony on Tuesday following violence during a far-right protest in the city of Chemnitz that left at least six people injured. The protest late Monday, sparked by the killing of a 35-year-old...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. SKavanaugh has frequently supported giving the government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 28, 2018 - 6:34 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh about during his confirmation...
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Pope Francis gestures as he answers to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 28, 2018 - 5:54 am
ROME (AP) — An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat pen his bombshell allegation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis says he persuaded the archbishop to go public after the U.S. church was thrown into turmoil by sex abuse revelations in the Pennsylvania grand jury...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Robert Johnson, 35, left, leaves after his statement at New Beginnings Christian Church in Mesa, Ariz. Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed Johnson as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, about one of a series of recent incidents that drew questions about the agency's use of force. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:03 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed black man as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday about one of a series of recent incidents that drew criticism about the agency...
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Police investigate the scene of a fatal mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing during a video game tournament, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 10:54 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The CEO of EA says he will cancel the remaining Madden Classic qualifier events after two people were fatally shot and 10 others injured at a "Madden NFL...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Myanmar’s powerful military chief is among 20 individuals and organizations that Facebook says it is banning from its site in order to “prevent the spread of hate and misinformation." The action Monday comes after the social media giant was criticized for being used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against Rohingya Muslims. Some 700,000 Rohingya fled their homes in western Myanmar over the past year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 27, 2018 - 8:40 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Facebook said Monday that it is banning Myanmar's powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation. The social media giant was heavily criticized for permitting itself to be used to inflame...
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President Donald Trump, center, greets people as he arrives to speak during a dinner for evangelical leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 27, 2018 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the government's "attacks on communities of faith" are over as he hosts a dinner celebrating evangelical Christian leaders at the White House. Trump says the government in recent years has tried to undermine religious freedom, but those days are over...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 photo, Bonnie Foerster, 74, of South Salt Lake, Utah, finally gets her wish of marrying her common law partner of 50 years, Beverly Grossaint, though posthumously after she died at age 82 in May 2018, as she wears her partner's rings as well as her own. Foerster, who is legally blind and a double amputee shed tears of joy exclaiming "I can finally start healing," after a judge provided the legal recognition and allowed her to be legally married. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 7:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 74-year-old woman cried tears of joy when a Utah state judge took the rare step of declaring her and her longtime lesbian partner legally married just months after her wife died. Judge Patrick Corum last week declared Bonnie Foerster legally married to Beverly Grossaint, who...
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August 27, 2018 - 6:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most famous legal pimp can re-open his brothel near Las Vegas after county officials ordered it closed, a judge ruled Monday. Dennis Hof, and starred in the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," and is a Republican candidate for a state legislative seat, sued officials in...
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August 27, 2018 - 6:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A law firm representing the family of a toddler reported to have died after being released from an immigration detention facility issued new information Monday about what it called a "needless and devastating loss." Washington-based Arnold & Porter's statement Monday identifies...
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